We took a few hundred miles on the 09 this past week. It's exceptionally smooth and handles well. I had to have the clutch adjusted again and tried to get the rear break to stop screaming. Over all, its a really nice ride. Gotta get some pipes on it though! Just added the cruising pegs which helped a lot. Back rest is next, then the pipes. So far, I feel it's money well spent, but will update when I hit 40k miles on it! Be safe !